In Amsterdam, you can go fishing… For plastic! Our waterways are choking with so much trash. Even the birds are building their nests out of it. But Plastic Whale is on a mission to clean up Amsterdam’s canals.
You’ve probably already ditched plastic shopping bags and are bringing reusable bags to the grocery store. You’re awesome! What about plastic produce bags? Those add up too! And can end up in our oceans and forests harming the animals we love.
Every major city has garbage pickup and streets cleaners, but what about for the oceans, lakes, and rivers? Meet the man who wants every city to have a trash skimmer.
Plastic pollution is devastating our oceans. Every year, 30 billion single-use plastic water bottles are sold. They end up in our waterways. Companies make us believe we need their water, but the truth is that bottled is less regulated than tap, and can be 1,000 times more expensive. Historic water fountains have disappeared in many communities, but there are still taps.
Meet Carla Naden, the woman rescuing special needs dogs. Over 3 million dogs per year end up in shelters in the USA, and over half a million are euthanized. Carla started Animal Synergy to rescue “super seniors,” special needs, and terminally ill dogs. These are the dogs which everyone tends to ignore. She provides them with a respectful, dignified life, and restores their souls for whatever time they have remaining.
Meet Marc Sanchez, the guy upcycling dumpster boards into beautiful new surfboards. Surfers are waking up to the waste and sustainability issues in the surf industry, and Marc is on a mission to green it up.
Americans love their bread, but they waste millions of pounds of it each year. Most ends up in landfills where it emits methane: a potent green house gas. Americans also love their beer, so Toast Ale has come up with an innovative solution to make a craft beer from bread that would have otherwise gone to waste!
Meet Brian Blum, a busy dad with a full time corporate job, who still makes time to create a sustainable paradise in San Diego. He has a small house on a small lot but manages to do a lot with it. He grows healthy, organic food for his family and has planted close to 20 fruit trees, which are part of his permaculture food forest.